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New members say CIH “support network is second to none”


Since its launch earlier this year, the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) member get member campaign has attracted over 50 new members.

The scheme, which encourages existing members to nominate colleagues who they feel would benefit from being part of the organisation, offers those nominated the first three months of their membership for free.

Robin Lawler, CIH president, said he is delighted with the feedback from new members: “Those who’ve joined so far have told us they’re pleased to have been nominated for membership – it’s real recognition from CIH, and from their colleagues, of their commitment to the housing profession.

“We launched the member get member campaign as a way of celebrating the excellent work carried out by thousands of professionals across the housing sector, and to recognise their contribution to the profession and the wellbeing of communities.”

Dave Hellier is a new member who was nominated for membership by Karen Doran, a director at CIH consultancy, and says that being nominated was a “nice surprise”.

Dave said: “I would say that if anyone was interested in joining CIH they shouldn’t think twice. The support network CIH has across all disciplines within housing is second to none, and there is always someone to help signpost you to the best advice around.

“CIH is most definitely about all aspects of housing – finance, asset management, sheltered and supported housing and development to mention a few… and any housing professional will without hesitation benefit from being a member.”

If you would like to nominate colleagues through the member get member scheme, it’s quick and easy – we’ve provided a number of resources to help you, as a member, to talk about membership and nominate your contacts. Visit the member get member campaign page to find out more, access your toolkit and complete the online nomination form.

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